Last week's severe weather led to the postponement of the West Bay Community Forum's regular committee meeting. The first meeting of this year's new West Bay Days committee was held on Tuesday with an enthusiastic group of people willing to take on the officers' roles as well as those willing to assist.

Despite a frozen water pipe at Park Dean Holiday Park the site was open by Monday. They look forward to a full season with plenty of return visitors and also new customers visiting during 2018.

Last Tuesday afternoon I joined a film crew from BBC Songs of Praise on east beach. They interviewed Elaine Butcher, a local artist, who worships at Bridport Christian Fellowship. Elaine spoke about her iconic painting 'Jesus body is taken from the cross' that she painted two years ago as part of the 'Bridport Stations of the Cross' project organised on behalf of Churches Together in Bridport and District. Set against the backdrop of East Cliff, the painting clearly shows the 'Broadchurch' cliff. The TV crew were keen to use the locality to film, but we had to persuade the Archeology Students from Coventry University, who had donned with hard hats and reflective jackets, to wait a few minutes before they proceeded along the beach to examine the rock formation at the base of the cliffs. They soon became engrossed in watching the filming.

The following day Nicola Dennis from Bothenhampton was interviewed sat at the stern of her boat 'Alleyna' that is currently enjoying it's regular winter berth opposite St. John's Church. Her picture is of the Crucifixion itself, and depicts Jesus as a multi-coloured individual. Despite a chilling wind, the sun shone brightly. Nicola's patience with the crew was extraordinary as once they had discovered West Bay they wanted to make sure they got the very best shots possible. I hope they succeeded. The programme is due to be screened on BBC1 on Sunday 25th March in the regular 'Songs of Praise' slot. So make a note in your diaries now and tune in to see the stories being re-told. I am sure you won't be disappointed.

A note to say that you can see all the 'Stations of the Cross' at Eype Church at week-ends throughout Lent between 2.00pm and 5.00pm. Why not walk over West Cliff, it's not that far.